It is with sadness of heart and gratitude to God to let visitors to this site know that Michele passed away peacefully on Sunday, 24 October, 2021.

Severe intestinal pain brought Michele to surrender.  On March 7, 2020, she was driven to the Bellevue Urgent Care.

After multiple blood tests, prods, and a CT scan, the doctor bluntly diagnosed “a large mass around the intestine and two smaller ones in the liver… it looks like metastatic colon cancer.” 

And indeed, a week of hospital testing verified it, and further scans added one or two unrelated cancers in the uterus as “the cherry on top”.  

Life ended.  Life, as she knew it, ended.  A glowing, painful, death defying,frustrating, challenging, and vibrantly glorious and spiritual new journey began.  

This blog is about part of Michele’s cancer adventure.  “Ride the roller coaster.  We are all counting down to our last day!” Michele wrote on this welcome page some 18 months ago.  “Embrace my mortality and your own, as we walk down the path of this incredible level of existence.”


Michele loved children

About Michele

Michele Stowell is a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice.

Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing.

Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer.  Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound.

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